Sister Paris & Food Pantry Featured on MSNBC

Posted by Spalding Hurst

March 13, 2023

The decision to end extra SNAP benefits has left millions of American households struggling to make ends meet. Sister Paris, who oversees a food pantry in Louisville, Kentucky, has seen a significant increase in demand for their services, with the need for food assistance increasing steadily to over 2,000 people per month. Despite the challenges they face, Sister Paris and her team are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone who comes to their food pantry receives the assistance they need. This situation highlights the urgent need for more support and for policy changes to address the issue of food insecurity in our communities.

In the wake of the decision to end emergency food stamp benefits for millions of Americans, MSNBC recently featured Sister Paris Slapikas and the food pantry she oversees. Sister Paris has devoted her life to serving her community, particularly now those struggling to put food on the table.

The decision to end the emergency food stamp benefits came as a shock to many Americans, particularly those who rely on the benefits to feed themselves and their families. The benefits were originally implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused widespread job losses and financial hardship for millions of people.

Sister Paris and her team at the food pantry have been working tirelessly to ensure that those who are affected by the decision to end the benefits are still able to put food on the table. They have seen a significant increase in demand for their services since the pandemic began, and they expect that demand will only continue to rise in the coming months.

The MSNBC feature highlighted the important work that Sister Paris and her team are doing, and it also shed light on the larger issue of food insecurity in America. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, over 42 million people in the United States are facing hunger, including 13 million children.

The decision to end the extra SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, has left millions of American households struggling to make ends meet. According to a recent report, the average household will receive $95 less in SNAP benefits per month, putting a significant strain on already tight budgets.

The impact of this decision has been felt particularly acutely by vulnerable communities. Sister Paris, who oversees a food pantry that serves the needs of her community, has seen a significant increase in demand for her services in recent months. In fact, the need for food assistance at her pantry has increased to over 2,000 people per month.

The decision to end the emergency food stamp benefits will only exacerbate this problem, and it underscores the urgent need for more support for organizations like Sister Paris’s food pantry. As a society, we must do more to ensure that everyone has access to the basic necessities of life, including food.

9 Comments

  1. Mary Gene Frank

    Congratulations Paris, what an impressive report on MSNBC.

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  2. Eugenie Coakley scna

    I wish SNAP was not predicated on food insecurity being a temporary problem – for sure, it need not be permanent, but often requires a longer time horizon to fix for a given household or a whole community. I pray someday for a reimagined SNAP. Good to see Paris and the Louisville Food Bank meeting the needs of people! On national TV – getting the word out.

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  3. Kitty

    Congrats, Paris for your dedication to the poor.

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  4. Corrine Giel scn

    Continued Blessings on your ministry, volunteers, and the dear people who need these services.

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  5. Maggie Cooper

    Wow, Paris, so glad to hear your report both in the pantry and in the MSNBC report! Your ministry is really needed! Glad you and your team are there to serve!

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    • Anne O'Shea

      We were watching our favorite MSNBC News and to our surprise…up popped our very own Paris! Great interview and very important message about food scarcity in our country. Thank you Paris!

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  6. Janet Ballard, scn

    Thank you Paris. Job well done. I am so thankful that this was shown on MSNBC. Sr. Janet

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    • Anne O'Shea

      Watching our favorite news and to our great surprise….up popped our very own Paris. Great interview sharing a very important news about the food scarcity crises in our country. Thank you Paris!

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    • Anne O'Shea

      We were watching our favorite MSNBC News and to our surprise…up popped our very own Paris! Great interview and very important message about food scarcity in our country. Thank you Paris!

      Reply

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